Te Tauihu – te reo Māori Policy

We want Wellington to be a te reo Māori city. Te reo Māori is a taonga we need to protect, nurture, and grow.

Te Tauihu – te reo Māori Policy (600KB PDF) | Text version  (1.6MB RTF)

The purpose of Te Tauihu is to recognise the status of te reo Māori as a taonga of iwi Māori and to create a framework to help guide the actions of the Council – to celebrate te reo Māori and support the revitalisation of the language within Council activities and Wellington City.

Te Tauihu, te reo Māori policy is dedicated to Billie Tait-Jones, Wellington City Council Kaiārahi/Cultural Advisor, who passed away in November 2017.

Our action plan outlines how the policy will be implemented to achieve te reo outcomes for Wellington.
Te Tauihu – Action plan (186KB PDF) | Text version  (1MB RTF)